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A not-for-profit foundation that operates in the public interest to encourage a prosperous, sustainable future through education and experience in engineering, science, technology and innovation.

The foundation believes that technological advances should be driven by the needs of humanity and that an inspired knowledge of science, engineering and technology can positively influence quality of life, career options for young people, and the prospects of future generations.

Because life’s inspirations begin in childhood, the foundation will support children in their discovery, appreciation and enjoyment of science and technology by providing resources, experiences and learning opportunities.

Monday, November 7, 2011

RCS Career Day a big success!

Roxbury, NY- RCS Career and College Fair was held on Wednesday, November 2 from 6-8
pm. Over 75 students, teachers and parents came to RCS to listen to more than 15 professional
presentations in variety career fields. Students watched 20 minute presentations and had a Q and A
period after each presentation. The event sponsored by The Greater Roxbury Learning Initiative
Corporation, Upstate Medical University and Roxbury Central School was a first time event.

Students received a backpack for just attending the event and were entered into a raffle for additional
prizes provided by GRLIC. Many students came to see a specific career field while others came
to explore the different options. Presenters from career fields including publishing, engineering,
healthcare, mental healthcare, conservation and chemistry were on hand.

Donna Vavones from Upstate Medical University said, “The Career Fair offers an excellent
opportunity for students to learn about and explore a variety of career options. It is an opportunity
to not only learn from professionals in the field but a time to ask questions and learn how best to
prepare for the various professions while in high school.
All high school students and their parents were encouraged to attend. It is never too early to start
preparing for the next step-college, a career and the rest of your life.”

“As an educational organization, GRLIC strives to present students in the great Roxbury area with
opportunities of exploration. GRLIC sees these type of activities as a way to support the teachers
and students of Roxbury Central School by providing them with alternatives to the everyday,” Jenn
Schuman said.

“This is the first year for this event and we had a great turn out,” Jenn Schuman said.

Below is a list of presenters-

Jessica Wallace- Pathologist Assistant, Basset Healthcare
Ann Epner- non profits- Pine Hill Community Center
Mike Teitelbaum- author/publishing
Tito Endaya- O'Connor Lab MedTech
Katrina Caring- Radiology Tech, Basset Healthcare
Joe Sorbello- Chair of Respitorary Care/Associate Professor, Upstate Medical University
Jine Defresne- Radiation Therapy, Basset Healthcare
James Warren- Electrical Engineer,- CEO, EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Inc.-a Company of HP –
Lazslo Vatjay- Recreation (Ski Industry/Mountain Bike Industry) Owner Plattekill Mtn.
Ellen Stewart- Mental Health Care
Meredith Taylor- Conservation- invasive species, The Catskill Center
Donna Vavonese- General Health Care –Upstate Medical University
Sharon Reich- Cosmetic Chemist
James Waters- Catskill Forest Association

Mr. Eric Windover, Principal at Roxbury Central School opened the event and was hosted to the
presenters. Mr. Windover spoke about his career path saying “I set goals for myself and set out to
achieve them."

For information about this and other events presented by the GRLIC, please contact Jenn Schuman
at 607-326-4754 or jennschuman@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Career Day Tonight!

The Roxbury Central School. Upstate Medical University and GRLIC will be hosting a Career and College Conference tonight beginning at 6 pm. 15 presenters from all walks of life will be giving short presentations with a Q & A period for students, teachers and parents to find out more about  career and education paths. A Key note speaker, Eric Windover will open the evening with his experience as a young school principal. Professionals from non-profit, electrical engineering, healthcare, mental health, and much more will be stopping by to share their experiences. Don't miss this must attend event if you have any questions about where your career path might go. Bring a young person and share this event. Be mentor!

Refreshments served by RCS PTSA